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Archive for September, 2011

Have You Ever Heard of Indoor Composting?

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

While you might have never heard of indoor composting, it is really easy to do. All you have to do to get started is buy an indoor composting container. These containers are often made with filters in the tops so that they will not make your house too smelly. You can buy smaller containers for your kitchen scraps or larger containers if you want to do more than simply collect your scraps.

Manufacturability of the New Free Charge Controller Design

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

My proposal for the DIY Dual Voltage Converter design for the Free Charge Controller project generated some good feedback. This post is a copy of the one of the replies and focuses on the manufacturability of the two designs and some of the different aspects of the two designs.

Solyndra

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

THE BAD Solyndra released a statement saying that FBI raid was a complete surprise, and that they have been completely cooperating with the FBI’s on going investigation. Personally I see this as complete and total trash, if you blow through over 526 million dollars and simply leave the tax payers hanging, as well as not […]

Is Geothermal Heating and Geothermal Power the Same?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Both geothermal heating and geothermal power are methods that exploit the heat under the earth’s surface. Some of this energy stems from the earth’s core, where temperatures can become incredibly high. So what exactly is the difference between the two?

A DIY Dual Voltage Converter – Turning The Solar Charge Controller Circuit On Its Head

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

There has been some discussion lately on the Free Charge Controller mailing list about the future direction of the project. The main points of the discussion have centered around how to incorporate the Arduino into the project and how to get hardware into the hands of interested members.